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Rapids Jet

Nga Awa Purua Rd | Aratiatia, Taupo 3378, New Zealand
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The Jet Boat is a New Zealand icon, and jet boating is a favourite activity for Kiwis. Set in the beautiful Aratiatia Scenic Reserve is New Zealand’s best white water Jet Boat Ride, Rapids Jet.Conveniently located just 15 minutes drive north of Taupo and 50 minutes south of Rotorua, Rapids Jet operates on the biggest rapids for commercial jetboating in New Zealand.Shoot through a narrow canyon, be exhilarated by spins on crystal clear waters, spot a trout and surf the pressure waves of the awesome Nga AwaPurua rapids. Take time to view the amazing surrounds of Aratiatia Scenic Reserve, and learn about the wildlife and history of the area with your Kiwi owner/drivers Rusty, Jimmy and Gazza.Our 35 minute blast guarantees an adrenaline rush! Since 1993, over 140,000 passengers aged 5-89 years have safely experienced the thrill of real white water jet boating with Rapids Jet.We have thousands of hours experience driving jet boats both in New Zealand and overseas, so you can be sure you are in safe hands with Rapids Jet. Let us share our love of jet boating with you, book a ride on Rapids Jet today.
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“the river” (79 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Nga Awa Purua Rd | Aratiatia, Taupo 3378, New Zealand
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"great fun"
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"the river"
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"film locations"
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"great driver"
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"awesome ride"
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"getting wet"
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"heated hand rails"
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"thrilling ride"
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"boat driver"
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"thanks guys"
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"high speed"
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"whole family"
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"great trip"
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"awesome experience"
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"adrenaline rush"
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"new zealand"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We really loved our experience with Rapid Jets, such good fun.Shannon was great, excellent skills with boat handling and wealth of knowledge when answering our questions. We got some amazing photos for a really good deal at the end of the trip. This was one...More

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Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the wonderful review and recommendation Jamie! We are glad you felt the experience was a highlight and worth it! Its great you have some wonderful photos to remember your experience! Please come again!!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We throughly enjoyed our Rapid Boat ride staff were friendly and informative great job guys Regards Amanda & Andrew

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Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

It was so lovely having you both out on the boat! So glad you enjoyed every second of it! Cheers!

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in winter we decided to try river jetting...and it was amazing! !! kids loved it and the speed was fast with awesome 360 spins. .will do again--thnx...the clemens family

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Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Clemens family! So glad you had amazing Rapids Jet experience! Enjoy the rest of your travels in New Zealand!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thrilling adenaline filled ride through the largest river in Australasia!.The jet boat ride (Chevy 500hp) is a must do! Its highly exciting and enjoyable especially when they do the 360° spins. Its very safe. You get to see movie locations and the rider gives us...More

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Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Cheers Thomas! Thank you so much for the fantastic review! So glad you had an amazing Rapids Jet experience :)

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tinhut594
15 April 2017|
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Response from Rapids Jet T | Property representative |
Hi There, Sorry for such a delay in getting back to you! The photos need to be purchased from the Rapids Jet base after your trip. We do keep them on record for a while so give us a call on 0800 727437 and we may be able to... More
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Stephanie S
22 July 2016|
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Response from kiwiman13 | Reviewed this property |
They are open 364 days a year but closed on Christmas Day.
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Y0nghui
13 July 2015|
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Response from Rapids Jet T | Property representative |
Hi. Thanks for the question. Unfortunately the Hot Bus is no longer however there is Great lake Shuttles that provide transport at an additional cost. The NZ phone number For Great Lake Shuttles is 021 656 424. I hope this... More
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